Above: On a panel discussion at the Mundus Journalism reunion 2015, Alumna Emily Drew (USA) discusses her work setting up Al Jazeera's news network in the States.
We believe that today's journalists need not just practical reporting skills but an analytical understanding of global change. That’s why our degree combines journalism studies with political science, international relations and media studies.
Students learn practical skills but more importantly, they learn how to analyse and understand the various factors that influence journalists and journalism as an industry. The degree thus prepares students for a career in any field where a deep understanding of global media is relevant.
As well as working as reporters, our graduates go on to have successful careers as academics, communications consultants, media development professionals, PR consultants, political scientists and communication specialists at non-profit organisations among other professions. Read the interesting stories of our alumni in the Alumni Profiles section.
Graduates who return to journalism posts are able to pursue their profession at a more senior level, and with a more analytical approach to journalism that has significant global content or ambition.
Mundus Journalism graduates find work in newsrooms, international organisations, information-based journalism, or communication departments in various global public and private organisations. Indeed, a majority of our current alumni have been hired for such jobs as a result of the global perspective and their analytical capabilities.
Mundus Journalism graduates have entered the job market in institutions spread around the globe, including: Dow Jones Newswires, Wall Street Journal, Deutsche Welle, Bloomberg London, The Asian Banker (Singapore), The Kathmandu Post, and the Bhutan Broadcasting Service Corporation.
Some alumni have founded their own business operations or non-profit organisations. An example is the Investigative Reporting Project Italy (IRPI), an association of investigative and data journalists based in Italy, who work on transnational stories linked to issues mainly related to corruption and crime. Another example is Tame, a collaborative project founded by two of our alumni, which is the first context search engine of its kind for the real-time web like Twitter.
The programme’s combination of different national research traditions and its emphasis on globalisation open future academic and research opportunities.
The Mundus Journalism programme has proved a unique recruitment ground for PhD programs in Europe and overseas. Some of these PhD candidates have continued into academia as associate professors and researchers.
Teke Ngomba is a very special example for our Mundus Journalism programme. Teke, who entered the programme in 2006 as a student from Cameroon, became a Mundus Journalism Master and then a PhD scholar at Aarhus University. Teke has recently become an associate professor at Aarhus University and he now is now himself teaching the new Mundus Journalism students.
Alumni also choose to take their Master's qualification and use it in another field - graduates have landed jobs in public relations and communications for many intergovernmental organisations, at journalism and technology start ups, and, among others, at global non-profit companies.